Cauliflower Crust Pizza

If you follow my lists, you know I love manipulating cauliflower so it mimics high-carb foods. Here, I purée it, and mix it with eggs and cheese to make a pizza crust that is basically carbohydrate-free. It's one of our favorite weeknight meals.
  1. 1.
    Purée 1/2 large or one small cauliflower in a food processor until it resembles ricotta cheese.
  2. 2.
    Scrape it into a heat-proof bowl and microwave it for 7 minutes.
  3. 3.
    Carefully scrape the microwaved cauliflower purée onto a clean dish towel.
  4. 4.
    Very carefully (using a second towel if necessary) squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
    The dryer, the better.
  5. 5.
    In a bowl, combine the cauliflower, 2 eggs, a pinch of salt, and 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella or Parmesan.
    Really any grate-able cheese will do. I've made this with cheddar before.
  6. 6.
    Mix together to make a batter.
  7. 7.
    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  8. 8.
    Scrape the batter into the center of it.
  9. 9.
    Wet your hands and carefully pat the batter into a circle, making it as thin as possible.
  10. 10.
    Drizzle with olive oil.
    This will help the crust get nice and brown.
  11. 11.
    Bake at 375 for 20 minutes.
  12. 12.
    Gather your toppings.
    Tonight I'm using pesto, smoked mozzarella, and some scallions I charred by holding them over the flame of a burner on my stove. Use whatever you have around.
  13. 13.
    Remove the crust from the oven, but leave the oven on.
    The edges should be brown.
  14. 14.
    Place a piece of parchment paper over the top of the cooked crust.
  15. 15.
    Carefully flip the whole thing so the bottom is facing up.
  16. 16.
    Remove the parchment.
  17. 17.
    Top your pizza. I added some red chili flakes because they improve everything.
    It's important not to go too heavy on the toppings. The crust is sturdy, but it's not the same as a regular pizza crust.
  18. 18.
    Bake for 20-25 minutes, until brown and bubbly.
    If it's still a little soft when it comes out, put it back in the oven for another five minutes.
  19. 19.
    Slice and serve.